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Friday, 15 November 2019

Gnomes in Red Hats

Another gnome image - this time from Sheepski Designs - I've fallen in love with it and just makes me smile!  
I made a couple of cards in this red colourway and I've also done a couple of others which I'll blog another time.

The papers are My Mind's Eye and the sentiment was a freebie from Making Cards Magazine last year I think! And colouring was with my Promarkers.

The next one is very similar but I've just used a border using a new Marianne Die - LR0635!

Happy Weekend everyone.


Thursday, 14 November 2019

Marianne Winter Gnome

I'm in a gnome loving mood this Christmas and this is another of the Marianne Gnomes and my card for the Marianne Inspiration blog, here, last week.  I used this gorgeous new border die from Marianne and made a frame with four die cuts - also love red and white for Christmas and I love how the frame turned out.

Marianne Products Used

Winter Gnome Stamp - HT1648 -New!
Decorative Border Die- LR0635 - New!

Swedish Winter Papers - PK9159

And I  had to finish off with a border of pompoms to match her scarf!

Got my Em coming home for a surprise flying visit tomorrow - we're all so happy!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Sing Joy - November's pre-release exclusive for being a Bella of the Ball Patron!

This is is Sing Joy from Mo's Digital Pencil but the pre-release exclusive for being a subscriber to Mo's Patreon site here - I'm a Bella of the Ball!

I coloured up a couple today to double up on my Christmas card stash - nearly there!!  I used this beautiful new wintery die from Marianne Designs (LR0627) and layered up onto this gorgeous Just Believe paper from KaiserCraft.  The little Holly leaves are part of the die set!

Proper cold here now, definitely the weather for hunkering down in your craft space!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Christmas is Coming!!

It's Tuesday and that can only mean one thing - I have to finish painting our new kitchen!!  But first, it's time to tell you about our new challenge at  Passion for Promarkers with a nice, easy theme for  this time of year - Christmas is Coming!

I've used a merge of two Mo's Digital Pencil images  - Lula Fairy Doll here and Lula Christmas Elf clothing here - and the great thing is that the Christmas Elf clothing is a free bonus in the store!!  Very easy to merge too as I don't do anything to technical, just use an ancient version of Photoshop.

The papers are mostly Lili of the Valley NitWit Papers, Twas The Night and the snowflake papers are a cheap set I bought a few years ago from the Pound Shop!  The presents are an All Occasions die set and the sentiment is from a little set of various dies that I picked up in a local charity shop last week for 50p!!!  Of course there has two be a Marianne product or two - it's the law!!

Marianne Products Used

Wonky Squares  Dies - CR1375
Tree Dies - LR0556

This week we're being sponsored by Cowling & Wilcox who are offering one lucky winner a 6 pack of Promarkers (skin tones set 1). 

Check out the gorgeous makes of my teamies here then come along and play - just remember to use your Promarkers, Flexmarkers etc!!

Off to put on my painting clothes now!


Friday, 1 November 2019

Blood Moon Lavinia

A break from Christmas cards today - this is a Lavinia stamp card I made back in the summer  and was inspired by some of the stunning Blood Moon nights we saw at the time.  I made the background initially with distress oxides then used an Inkylicious Moon stamp and a cloud mask before stamping the gorgeous Lavinia silhouette images.
It's a Violet day today today, so off to  collect her shortly - love Violet days!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Marianne Spooky Box make!

Now as much as I love all  the products available for making fab Halloween stuff, I just don't make many cards etc as I don't send them.  However, I love this cute, spooky critters set from Marianne Designs so made this pop-up box  to showcase them.  Full list of products used below - and you can also see it here on the Marianne Spotlight blog from last week, along with other fab makes from the design team.

Ghost/Bat die set – COL1473
Box Die – CR1433
Brick Embossing Die/Folder set – DF3403
Web Circle Die – LR0430
Rustic Wood Papers – PK9124

Have a Happy Halloween if you're celebrating!!
Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 26 October 2019

Mo Katie and Bear

A simple card from me today using Marianne shaker windows and the die that fits perfectly over it!  And little Katie and Bear from Mo's Digital Pencil fits it perfectly too! The papers and the Believe arrow are also from Marianne Designs - full list of products below.

Square Shaker Die Frame- CR1475
Square Shaker Window-LR0024
Shaker Snow - LR0028
Swedish Winter Papers - PK9159
Believe Arrow Die - COL1458

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, 24 October 2019

Marianne Designs Christmas Gnome

I just love these gnome stamps from Marianne Designs - this one is the Christmas version and I've layered him on some Marianne Papers and star die cuts- full list below.

I've coloured him and the background with my Promarkers - actually leaving enough space when I stamped to create this little scene!

Marianne Products Used

Gnome Stamp - HT1649 - NEW!
Design Paper - Winter Days -  PK9164
Large Lattice Star Die - LR0369
Circle Star/Stars Die - CR1447
Snowflake Die - CR1225
Sentiment Stamp - Happy Holidays set - CS1009

Need to crack on with my Christmas cards - quite a few to go and I'm sure I'll be using a few more of this image!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

PFP Challenge Clean and Simple

Morning blog land -it's Tuesday so it's new challenge day at Passion for Promarkers with a lovely theme of Clean and Simple as chosen by our lovely Lisa. 

Now, you may know that I don't easily do Clean and Simple and so I'm quite pleased with my card  even though I have slightly cheated - scroll on down to see why!  
I've used this beautiful digi image from Mo's Digital Pencil called Ragged Kelly and I've coloured her to match some fab new papers from Marianne Designs called Brocante Winter - PK9165 - they really are gorgeous!
And here is why I've cheated - I've used this new Folding Snowflake die set from Sizzix to adorn my card - had to use it!!  Sorry (not sorry!).

Our sponsor this week is Di’s Digi Stamps who are offering one lucky winner a $6.00 voucher to spend in their online store.

Don't forget to check out the fabulous makes of the rest of the DT here at PFP HQ.

Thanks for visiting!


Sunday, 20 October 2019

An Autumnal Fox

This was my card for the Marianne Designs Inspirations Blog recently - using their fab new Fox die set and grass and toadstools!!  Full list of products used below and there is also a run-through of how I made the card on the Inspiration Blog here.  

Marleen's Fox Die - CR1484 - NEW!
Mushroom/Grass Die set - LR0623 - NEW!
Bark Stencil Mask- PS8003
Tree Dies - CR1338
Large Mushroom - CR1469
Mini Birds Die - CR1398
Tags/Sentiment set - CS1029

Have a great Sunday - bit of crafting for me I think!

Hugs, Juliex

Friday, 18 October 2019

Introducing Oskar for my Dad's 80th

It was my Dad's 80th birthday a couple of weekends ago and this was the card I made for him using Introducing Oskar from Mo's Digital Pencil!  Dad can't quite believe he's 80 so Oskar's perplexed expression seemed quite appropriate!

Me and my sister Lu, and step-sister, Sam helping the old guy celebrate!!
Quite a straightforward design from me - think the thought bubble stamp is from Heidi Swapp!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Autumn Colours Challenge at Passion for Promarkers

Morning bloggers!  It's new challenge day at Passion for Promarkers and my turn to choose the challenge theme which is Autumn Colours.
 Never used to be a fan of orange but I'm liking it more and more these days!
For my card I've used Elke and Bear from Mo's Digital Pencil- now I love this image and thought I'd used it more recently but when I checked it was nearly 5 years ago!  So I'm glad I've rectified that!

The papers are mostly Lucille from Basic Grey, the sentiment is from PTI, and the flowers and frame dies are from Marianne Designs, details below:

Circular lace edge Frame die - LR0457
Flowers - CR1430
Branches with apples dies from set - CR1374

Our generous sponsor this week is Uniko Stamps who are offering one lucky winner 1 stamp set of their choice (which must be in stock) from their online store.
Don't forget to check out the makes of my fab teamies here - so lovely to see how others interpret the theme.  I can't wait to see what your create too!


Saturday, 5 October 2019

Photo inspiration challenge for Mo's Digital Pencil Too Challenge

Hi Mo Fans -we have a new challenge starting today over on the DP2 Challenge blog with a fabulous Photo Inspiration to use as below. 

Image may contain: plant, tree, sky, flower, outdoor and nature

I've used the gorgeous Winter Fox and I've  drawn my inspiration from the leaves which I've reflected in the colours that I've used for my foxy image!

I made the leaf background with a Marianne stencil and isn't this new frame die just gorgeous, also the poinsettia die which mirrors the one that Mr Fox is holding - full details below:

Marianne Products Used

Icicle Frame Die Set - LR0627- NEW!
Poinsettia Die Set- CR1478 - NEW!
Ivy Leaf Stencil - PS8009

Hope you will come and join in the challenge and remember, our theme is always optional!  Check out the rest of the team's makes here if you need some further inspiration!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Christmas in September

It's never too early to start making your Christmas cards, right!!  So hopefully our challenge this week at Passion for Promarkers will help kickstart you (if you haven't already started).
Our challenge is Christmas in September so nice and easy! Just remember to use your Promarkers.

I've used a favourite image from Mo's Digital Pencil, Chill, and I love this sentiment from Marianne Designs with her.  Full list of Marianne products below including the snowflake border and papers.

Marianne Products Used:

Snowflake Border Die - LR0486
Snowflake Trio Die set - LR0393
Basic Stitched Oval Set - CR1467
Papers Starry Night - PB7014
Sentiment Set - CS1009

Our generous sponsor this week is Dr Digi’s House of Stamps who are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images of their choice from their online store. Some of the DT were lucky enough to use images from Dr Digi’s House of Stamps on their creations.
Don't forget to grab some inspiration here from my teamies at PFP, then come and play along!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Marianne Designs New Home Card

I love the new Iron Gate die set  from Marianne Designs - they make for a really pretty card blank and just perfect for a  New Home card as I've made here.  Full list of Marianne products below and you can also see a quick run-through of how I made my card on the Marianne Inspirations blog here.

Iron Gates Die - LR0613-NEW!
Mandala Die - LR0614-NEW!
Lupins Die - LR0452
Mini Labels Stamp and Die set - CS1029-NEW!
Picture from Decoupage set - MB0173
Paper - Soft Pastels - PK9157

Just a sideways peek inside of the gorgeous lupin dies too!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Sequins, Gems or Pearls anyone?

Our new challenge starts today over at Passion For Promarkers HQ and our lovely Shelly has chosen this lovely, easy theme of Sequins, Gems and/or Pearls.
I've used this gorgeous Oak Fairy image from Mo's Digital Pencil  and a few sequins have finished it off nicely!

I've made the background papers with a stunning skeleton leaf stamp which is new from Marianne Designs - stamped and embossed and then I've added my inks to highlight the lovely veins of the leaves!  The oak leaf die cuts are also new from Marianne Designs as is the circle web die framing the image.  Details below:

Skeleton Leaf Stamp - TC8077 - NEW!
Leaf Die set of 4 - LR0621- NEW!
Web edged Circle Die set - LR0430

The sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink and that has been cut out with a couple of Stampin Up punches.

Our sponsors this week are the fabulous LeAnn's World 101 and they are offering the lucky winner two images of their choice!

Hope you can come and join us for the challenge here!